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Minca waterfall

Minca Tour

Traveling west from Santa Marta you will head up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, soon noticing the cool fresh climate as you leave the humid coast behind and wind up into the peaceful countryside. Minca is a small picturesque town of just 500 inhabitants, nestled in the lush vegetation and loved by visitors for the birdwatching, walking alongside bubbling rivers and waterfalls, horse riding and sampling organic coffee.

Minca is an ecological paradise with its crystalline rivers and dense green vegetation. This wonderful landscape served in the past as the home of the ancient Tayrona culture whose traditions still exist today among the highland indigenous peoples belonging to Kággaba(Kogi), Ijka (Arhuaco), Wiwa (Arzario) and Kankuamo tribal groupings.

Begin the day with a stroll through the beautiful tranquil surroundings of Minca and then perhaps head on to visit a local coffee farm, the area being famous for producing some of Colombia's finest beans. You will have the opportunity of bathing in some natural river pools and visiting the waterfalls, enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon return to Santa Marta.

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Other experiences in Santa Marta

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.